I’m not sure I’ve ever woken up more ready to get up and run then I did this morning.
There is something about pounding the pavement that is just so soothing. It gives me an hour to myself where I am detached from everything. It’s an hour where I can decompress, think through problems, and just let all the little things melt away.
After yesterday’s epic day my stress levels were at an all time high and I needed that time to myself. I hit the pavement running and I hit it hard. All the stress poured out of me as my body did it’s thing. The more I let go, the faster I got it. By the end of my 5 miles I had some pretty impressive negative splits to look back on.
- Mile 1: 9:08
- Mile 2: 8:42
- Mile 3: 8:33
- Mile 4: 8:28
- Mile 5: 8:09
- Total: 43:02
I could have kept going too. 😉
Running is my therapy. I might go crazy without it.
I had an interesting bowl of cereal for breakfast this morning.
I was the standard half a cup of this, half a cup of that, but instead of being topped with yogurt and fruit – I used some left over smoothie from last night instead.
Strawberry Cereal? Yum!
with some peanut butter, chocolate chips, and dried fruit to finish it off!
Does stress make you run faster?
I actually think that’s why I do so well in race settings. All the stress and pressure of race day and I just let it all out on the road. It works for me. 🙂